Almirall Chair for the Management of Innovations in Pharmaceutical Policies in the National Health System

The Almirall Chair for the Management of Innovations in Pharmaceutical Policies in the National Health System of the UPF Barcelona School of Management aims to generate systematized knowledge about the policy and management of pharmaceutical innovations in the National Health Service (SNS), in addition to transmitting reflections on the subject to the different interest groups.

Among planned activities, a day of debate on pharmaceutical policy management will be organized, called "Meeting of Experts in Health Management and Health Economics". This conference will be held online in the months of November and December 2021. Additionally, a study will be prepared on the economic impact of the pharmaceutical sector in Spain, which will be disseminated through the UPF-BSM Working Documents series, in order to contribute to the transfer of knowledge of the topics discussed. This study will include information on its contribution to GDP, employment, and tax revenue.

Objectives

  • Discuss the state of innovation management in the SNS.  
  • Generate knowledge about possible avenues of advancement post-COVID-19, founded on evidence-based management in the health field and the health economy. 
  • Deepen the contribution of economic evaluation tools for decision-making concerning innovations in the SNS.  

Team

Jaume Puig-Junoy

Director of the Chair

Doctorate in Economic and Business Sciences from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Former director of the Centre for Research in Economics and Health (CRES).Director of the Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics (MESOL) (UPF-BSM) and of the International Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics (MESIOL) (UPF-BSM).

Natàlia Pascual Argenté

Executive Director of the Chair

Natàlia Pascual Argenté, MPA, MSc, PhD candidate in Biomedicine. Executive Director for Deanship Projects, Core Faculty UPF-BSM. Attached to the Academic Directorate of the Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics programs (Directors Jaume Puig Junoy and Carlos Campillo).  

Teaching

Online Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics 
Specialize in economic concepts, techniques, and instruments applied to health economics, pharmacoeconomics, health management, and pharmaceutical management. 

Postgraduate in Health Economics 
Specialize in the economy and management of health services and medicine. 

Postgraduate in Pharmacoeconomics 
Specialize in the economic evaluation of medicines and medical technologies, as well as in drug policy and management at the macro, meso, and micro levels. 

Contact

Natàlia Pascual Argenté
Executive Director of the Chair
natalia.pascual@bsm.upf.edu
93 542 26 39